In browsing your website I see there is the ability under the
Choreography Database section to download the
CSDS Databases. What software is needed to read these databases?
I assume you are referring to the CSDS Databases listed in the
Choreography Database section of our web site. These databases contain
square dance sequences. They are in my proprietary format for my
CSDS program. Information on CSDS may be found at http://www.ceder.net/csds.php
Within the Choreography Database, you can view sequences then use standard cut+paste operations to copy the sequences to your favorite text editor or word processor. The 'print' button in the upper R-H corner of the web page reformats the page for printing by removing a lot of unneeded stuff. You can also format an individual sequence for printing (on a single page) by clicking on the 'full page' link beneath the sequence.
Licensing question on your choreography database. I cannot find any mention in the sequences or sequence submission form regarding allowed use of choreography published on this web site.
I have been creating a new application for square dancing, and got a start with data that includes 37 modules from this database. Where an author is known, I gave credit in the module's notes. Do I need to remove these modules? Get permission from each author? What about sequences without an author given? Is everything here public domain, or copyright yet freely redistributable?
I obviously wish to make use of these sequences to "seed" my system for beginners, but without stepping on any legal toes.
There's no licensing for square dance choreography, and none is copyrighted (to my knowledge).
Giving credit to the author is much appreciated.
Yesterday I submitted some choreography to your data base and now my name has been deleted from the caller list. And so anymore choreography that I submit gets identified by "anonymous". I've tried "refreshing" and nothing seems to correct this. It seems like an old problem still unresolved. Any ideas?
It's because you modified your Caller/Cuer Profile,
which marks you as 'not validated', which causes
your name not to be listed in the dropdown list
for the Choreography Database.
I have validated your Caller Profile, so you
should now be able to add choreography.
I am a square dance caller looking to reinvent the wheel. Sorta.
I've got a lot of choreo that I'd like to put into a database and make searchable. Some of it, like singing calls, I plan on putting on your web site and sharing with the world. Other sequences I want to keep for myself.
Anyway, what I'd like to do is make it searchable, but my knowledge of databases is limited. (I am working on it little by little.) What I am wondering is how you have your tables set up. I want to get started in the right direction so that I don't have to redo much (if any) work. Do you have a fixed size for each sequence, or do you relate each entry back to a sequence key?
I see that none of the recent choreography I sent you was approved
(although my dancers tell me the ideas are starting to show up in other callers
presentations). Is there something I can do get them approved?
Verifying items within the choreography database is low on my list of things to do,
as such it can be several months before I get around to doing it.
Also, due to the enormous size of the database, the primary views
(from the menu) are pre-generated, and only modified after I proofread
several records. For example, on the 'SS to ZL' page,
you'll notice in the upper R-H corner the 'last updated' date.
I tried to put a singing call figure onto the choreo database but could not get past the
"Submitted By" or the "Pin Number"
Do I have to be a member of Callerlab to be able to participate?
Choreography can be entered anonymously by leaving the last 2 fields blank (Submitted By, and PIN).
If you'd like your name associated with the sequences, you need a caller/cuer profile within
our Caller and Cuer Database. A profile may be entered via http://www.ceder.net/callerdb/new.php
Then, when entering choreography, select your name from the dropdown list (Submitted By),
and enter the PIN that you entered when creating your Caller/Cuer Profile.
It's me to bother you again. I started a small C1 group in late September 2012 and I rely heavily on your choreography data base for interesting choreography and how to get the dancers into and out of formations. I am getting ready to teach the T-Bone formation and I am not finding it listed in the data base. What is the reason for that? Is it simply because no one has submitted any choreography with T-Bone formation in it or am I just missing something?
The reason is that T-Bone is not a call nor concept,
it just means that some dancers are at right-angles to others.
There is no current way to 'find' such sequences in the choreography database.